Welcome to Health Education K-12!

  • Health education is linked to the academic success of youth. When taught using a skills-based approach, students develop health literacy skills that enhance their ability to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services so they make age-appropriate health decisions present day, and throughout their lifetime.  

    Please contact us if you have any questions about K-12 Health Education curriculum, parent/guardian documents or resources. 

  • PPS K-12 Health Scope and Sequence (for parents/guardians)

    This document outlines key health topics and concepts that will be instructed across grade levels during the school year, including essential health knowledge, skills and behaviors that will be addressed at each grade level from Kindergarten to the 12th grade.  

K-5 Health Education

  • Overview

  • Growth and Development - PPS Policy and Implementation Plan

  • Growth and Development - Oregon Statutes

  • Notification Letter: K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Education Notification & Opt-Out Form

K-12 Health Resources

  • Contact the Elementary School Health Education Team

    Susannah Lightbourne-Maynard                                      Cheyenne Freeman 

    K-5 Health Education TOSA                                                                         K-12 Health & A/PE TOSA

    slightbournemaynard@pps.net                                                       cfreeman1@pps.net


Our Team

Dr. Jenny Withycombe
pronouns: she/her
Program Administrator, Health & Physical Education PK-12
Cheyenne Freeman
pronouns: she/her
K-12 Health and PE TOSA
Susannah Lightbourne-Maynard
pronouns: she/her
K-5 Health TOSA
Vanessa Peña-La Torre
pronouns: she/her/ella
ACT Program Manager, 5-12 Sexual Health
Lexie Zimbelman
pronouns: she/her
SAY Wellness Grant Program Manager, 9-12 Sexual Health
Michelle Callahan
pronouns: she/her
​Program Coordinator, K-12 Health/APE & SAY Wellness Grant
Alyssa Linares
pronouns: she/her
SAY Wellness LGBTQIA2S+ Program Coordinator
Alana Burny
pronouns: she/her
Adapted Physical Education TOSA
Lonzo Urbina
pronouns: he/him
Adapted Physical Education TOSA